Vice President/Director of Player Development
Phone: 319 239 2349
MWAHA Player Development for boys the ages of 14-15-16-17
(99-98-97-96) will be held April 12-14, 2013 in Des Moines, Iowa.
Doug Dietz, Director of Player Development firstname.lastname@example.org or 319-239-2349
The Registration "2013 USA Hockey Development Camp Registration" is not currently available.
This Registration closed on 04/06/2013, 11:00pm CDT (CDT).
|Friday April 12, 2013||BUC ARENA|
|97||6-6:30 PM Registration||Lounge|
|96||6:30-7 PM Registration||Lounge|
|Saturday APRIL13, 2013||BUC ARENA|
|Sunday April 14, 2013||BUC ARENA|
|Game times are subject to change. Please check for game day changes|
The Player Development program is intended to create a developmental opportunity for some of the best young skaters in our country. The Select Program identifies and grows potential athletes. These athletes oftentimes go on to play an integral role in providing skilled players to fill the rosters of our national teams, competing at the highest level against international competition. Many former participants have gone on to represent our country internationally and can be found on many professional rosters.
Step #1: Mid-West Select Camp
Players who sign up participate in games spread out over 2-3 days. Evaluators from the Mid-West region select players to advance to the next level/step.
Step #2: Mid-West Programs & Central District Tryouts
Some players selected from step #1 will go to the Central District tryouts. The Central District Tryouts contain players from Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, and Mid-West.
Some players selected from step #1 will attend the Central District Bantam Camp & other Mid-West programs.
Step #3: USA Hockey National Development Program
The players selected from the Central District tryouts (step #2 above) go on to participate in development events and festivals organized and provided by USA Hockey.
Players from the Central District tryouts advance into the USA Hockey NTDP. The NTDP includes Festivals and Development camps from which players for the USA Hockey 17U National teams are selected.
Players selected from the Mid-West Select Camp move on to:
Central District Festival Team Tryouts
Selected 1996's from Central -> (Facility TBD)
Selected 1997's from Central -> (Facility TBD)
Selected 1998's from Central -> (Facility TBD)
Players from Mid-West, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Missouri compete at the Central District tryouts for a spot on a USA Hockey Festival team or to attend a USA Hockey Development Camp. At Central District tryouts, players who advance from the Mid-West Select Camp are placed on a tryout team. Competitors and teammates will include players from Wisconsin, Illinois, and Missouri Tier I AAA teams.
Attend the Central District Bantam Camp @ ISU in Ames, Iowa (99)
District Bantam Camp
99s will be selected to attend the District Bantam Camp from the Mid-West tryouts. Skaters from the entire group of camp attendees will be chosen to attend the National Development Camp in Rochester, NY.
From the Mid-West Select Camp, players will be selected to attend a one week Camp to be held at the Iowa State University facilities in Ames, Iowa. This camp is put on by the Central District, and coaches/instructors can include USHL/College coaches, former Pro/College players, and USA Hockey staff.
The Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois web site has more information.
14 year olds (1999 Birth year):
The players selected for the Central District Tryouts go to Iowa State for the Central District Bantam Camp.
Players selected at the Bantam Camp move on the USA Hockey Development Camp.
15 year olds (1998 Birth year)
16 year olds (1997 Birth year)
17 year olds (1996 Birth year)
The Registration "2012 USA Hockey Development Camp Registration" is not currently available.
This Registration closed on 04/10/2012, 12:00am CDT (CDT).
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The Program starts on a regional level where talented players are identified and asked to move on to the district level to compete for a position on the District Select Team. The District Team competes in a festival style competition against the other nine USA Hockey districts teams. This process is highly selective and produces intense, high tempo competition and elevates the play of participants.
The selection process starts at the regional or affiliate level. Mid-West Hockey creates several teams from pre-registered skaters that compete in a two-day round robin competition. Players age 14, 15, 16, and 17 get the opportunity to compete for an allotted number of positions specified by the Central District. The best skaters will be offered the opportunity to repeat the process at the district level. The district venue is generally located in the Chicago metropolitan area. At the 14-year-old age group, USA Hockey offers a truly developmental experience. This age group does not participate in a festival competition. Rather, these younger skaters receive instruction from some of the best coaches in the country. For 15, 16, 17, the district camp produces the Central District Team that competes in a festival style competition later in the summer at Ann Arbor, Michigan or St. Cloud Minnesota.
The competition is tough and the allotments are few, but opportunities are many. For instance, many participants will have the opportunity to compete for positions in the In- District Bantam Camp that is held at Ferris State University. Additionally, participants are exposed to coaches of midget, junior and college teams who frequently attend these events. Many quality players that were not selected at the district level have secured other playing opportunities by exposure received through the select camp process. Ultimately, development is the key objective of the select process. Exposure is a reality of the process, and players not only get to compete for best district team in the United States, but also showcase their skills to NHL and college scouts. Once again, it is a wonderful opportunity to showcase skills and participate in the Olympic development process.
Eligible and interested hockey players should keep in mind the opportunity newly afforded 14 yr olds by USA Hockey for skills development at next spring's Mid-West try-outs. In 2001 USA Hockey added an Age-14 level to its traditional 15, 16, 17 & 18 National Player Development Festival/Camps. This year Alex Gillaspie, of Norwalk, was selected as the defenseman to represent our Mid-West Affiliate at the USA Hockey 14(1987 birth year) Select Festival in Rochester, NY. Alex recently returned from Rochester and reports that the camp was really a great chance to gain exposure for our Mid-West League nationally but, more so it's geared to focus on player development at this initial 14 yr old level. Players were drafted onto teams and played a tournament during each evening of the week-long camp. Each day they participated in various team & positional practices, dry-land training, and "chalk-talk" classroom sessions with top-level national coaches. So 15 year old players, in particular, should mark their calendars and watch for info on the website regarding next year's Mid-West try-outs and this unique opportunity.